Little Grass Valley Watershed Protection Project (SNC 1224)

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Summary

SCH Number
2018042051
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Little Grass Valley Watershed Protection Project (SNC 1224)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/10/2020
Project Applicant
Plumas National Forest

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide $459,792 to the Plumas National Forest for the continuation of the Little Grass Valley Watershed Protection Project. The treatments would improve watershed health, restore riparian/aquatic/wildlife habitats, maintain water quantity and quality for downstream users, and reduce the risk of wildfire to natural resources and nearby communities. The project is focused on removing excessive fuels on approximately 557 .2 acres of Forest Service Lands. Treatments include mastication, hand thinning and piling, and hand thinning and grapple piling. The project would geographically connect with the Bald Onion Defensible Fuel Profile Zones (DFPZ), the Sugarloaf DFPZ, and the dispersed defensible space and small-scale fuels reduction projects established by private landowners. SNC evaluated the project in an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. All mitigation measures specified in the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration will be implemented through contractual obligations, which will be monitored and enforced by a supervising Registered Professional Forester. SNC has independently determined that with implementation of required mitigation measures, the project would not result in significant adverse environmental impacts.

Contact Information
Jamie Sammut
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4688

Location

Counties
Plumas
Other Location Info
The project is located approximately two miles north of the remote, ridge-top community of LaPorte, California. The project sites are in the South Fork Feather River watershed in the Feather River Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest within Plumas County.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Sierra Nevada Conservancy, 11521 Blocker Drive Suite 205, Auburn, CA 95603

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2018042051_Little Grass Valley Watershed   PDF 1181 K

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